Two Indian Air Force UAVs Crash in Three Days

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In a span of three days, Indian Air Force (IAF) lost two of its Israeli made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in two separate accidents. On April 23rd, a Searcher UAV crashed near Rajouri near the Line of Control (LOC).  In a more recent event, on April 25th, an Israeli-made Heron UAV crashed in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

The causes of the crashes are still under investigation. The IAF has not released any information about the possible reasons behind the accidents. However, there was no lose of life or injuries in both accidents.

These crashes come as a setback for the IAF’s UAV program. UAVs play an increasingly important role in modern warfare, used for surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeted strikes. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has invested heavily in UAV technology over the years, boasting a positive safety record compared to its manned platforms. However, recent crashes may lead to a reevaluation of IAF’s UAV operations and safety protocols.

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